Fitzsimmions Commuications

Writing Services

Are you casting about for the right words to tell your story?

Grant writing, copywriting, blogs and freelance articles all contain elements of storytelling. Today, it is hard to find a spot on the web that isn’t talking about storytelling. Storytelling for nonprofits, businesses, individuals – even products – everyone and everything appears to need a story to get attention.

Here’s why. A good story can enchant your audience. A dull one won’t hold them. Stories can teach, warn, persuade, enlighten, engage and inspire us. A well-told story is capable of changing hearts and minds. Call today, to discover how strategic storytelling can help you create meaningful connections.

Grant writing is storytelling in a concise, restricted format. More and more funders are turning to on-line applications that count characters and spaces. Choosing the right words for clarity is more important than ever. A compelling story defining why your program is needed, who will be helped and how you will change lives can help you secure a funder’s interest and support.

Business writing may seem a far cry from storytelling until you take a closer look. You have a story. Your service or your product has a story. Which words will generate attention? Your audience needs to feel engaged, or at least intrigued in the first few seconds. The story you tell will reveal that you understand customers’ needs by giving them relevant, actionable information.


Does your personal blog need editing before you post it? Or, would you like assistance bringing that great article idea to life? If you are in sales, you may want to pump-up your team with a high-energy presentation. Individual consultants often need tightly written sales proposals to land high-end clients. Remember, storytelling is woven throughout good content.


What They’re Saying About Fitzsimmons Communications


Olivia Fé

Executive Director, Latina Breast Cancer Agency


“It is a pleasure to work with someone who shares a passion for our mission and is so skilled at telling our story. We are a small, effective organization and Kate really gets that across to funders in our proposals. She’s like a member of our team.”

Bill Kort

Investor/Blogger/Speaker on The Media & The Market


“As someone relatively new to the world of blogging, I was looking for a professional to give me a quick critique of my posts. Kate came through as a strategist and an editor. She’s been a great coach. Her tips on how to utilize social media channels are spot on.”
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Marc Apple

Inbound Marketing Specialist


“One of the best things about working with Kate is her ability to take a subject and craft a piece of content that not only reflects the client’s point of view, but their voice. Kate’s copy is written to cut through the clutter and I can always be sure my clients will receive a return on their investment when she’s written the content.”


We have worked with many amazing clients, a few of which are listed below.

Arthur H. Coleman Community
Health Foundation
Asociacion Hispana del Cancer
Bridge the Gap College Prep
Cancer Support Community
Contra Costa Crisis Center
Dance Palace
Diocese of Oakland

Forward Push
Fred Finch Youth Center
Latina Breast Cancer Agency
League of Women Voters of Oakland
Lincoln Child Center
Mariana Moore Consulting

Metras Company
Museum of Children’s Art (MOCHA)
Portola Family Connections
Project Open Hand
Susan Poor Consulting
Walk San Francisco
Youth Radio